‘To Wash Against the Hudson River Running’ (2008) is an album of avant-garde music that explores the extremes of sound and silence, and the darkness of mankind's dual nature.
“My intention was to remove from much of the music all that can define it from just ‘sound’ – to weaken the sense of rhythm, pitch, melody and tonality and instead focus on how sound emerges from silence and from other sound, how it reverberates and disperses across the frequencies of the stereo field, and then finally returns to silence and inaudibility once more”.
Using a combination of analog and digital synthesizers, vintage effects, guitars, drums and bass, the album was recorded over 2 weeks in the artist’s house. The audio was then arranged on a computer sequencer and mixed back to analog tape.
March Rosetta is the solo electronic music project of Thomas Carter.
Born in 1982, Oxford, England, Carter had no formal musical training of any kind until the age of 21, when he embarked on 4 years of intense study of classical music.
“Being in isolation from any established or traditional modes of making music for so long, I learnt to be entirely self-reliant as a musician, and to teach myself by listening only to the sound I heard - not by looking at a visual score first with my eye, and then reacting to it sonically”.
Independently releasing his first album ‘Beaches of Snow’ in 2005, Carter has since released two further albums under the March Rosetta name – ‘Late in Time’, and ‘Young’ (both 2008).
Now living in London, he collaborates regularly with a number of musicians internationally. His current projects include the bands ‘Hip Nothings’, ‘The Marsh Chapel Experiment’, and ‘Menhirs of Er Grah’.